Easter Eggs in Cars and Where to Find Them
With Easter around the corner, we’d be missing a trick if we didn’t feature an article on Easter eggs in cars...not of the chocolate variety though. We’re talking about the hidden images or items found in some of our everyday cars.
If you don’t have a clue what we’re going on about, let us explain: Aside from the delicious egg-shaped chocolates we enjoy at this time of year, Easter egg is also a term that describes a hidden message or image often found in a video game or film, but can also be featured within other items and products too.
Most of the time, Easter eggs in cars are added by the manufacturer purely as a visual element to create a talking point, although there are a few which actually have a reason to be there too. We’ve done some detective work and have put together a list of the hidden Easter eggs that you may or may not know are in our cars.
In alphabetical order, here’s our top 10 list - enjoy!
We’ve no doubt that BMW fans will already have spotted this one, as the Z4 is more than meets the eye - can you see it? The BMW Z4 quite literally has a Z on the side of its cars which has been implemented by the design team and stretches along the top of the bonnet, across the BMW’s distinctive logo, and then along the bottom of the door.
The Hyundai Genesis steps it up a gear when it comes to making a first impression. It’s Easter egg not only looks good, but is functional too; when the driver clicks their fob to open the door, the wing mirrors fold out and project the brand’s logo on the floor of the driver’s side. Pretty impressive.
Jag fans may have noticed a fun nod to the brand’s name on the windscreen of their E-Pace. A silhouette of a jaguar with its cub can be seen walking across and we think it looks absolutely roar-some.
Incy wincy spider didn’t climb up the spout, but into the Jeep Renegade instead and also speaks Italian, apparently! Found underneath the fuel cap, this fun-loving spider exclaims “CIAO BABY!” Now we’re not particularly keen on these eight-legged little guys, but we’re willing to make an exception for this friendly arachnid.
The Wrangler pays tribute to its Jeep predecessors with a nod to the Willys jeep, which can be found as a red graphic in some alloy wheel designs. It’s a tribute to the original military-based Jeep which was developed for World War II.
Renault Twingo RS
Gaming fans will appreciate the Easter egg that Renault has to offer in its Twingo RS models. The foot pedals feature the ‘pause’, ‘stop’ and ‘play’ symbols usually found on the controller of a gamers handset and we think it looks pretty cool.
This is one of those hidden Easter eggs that actually has a functional purpose too. Skoda’s manufacturers have thought outside the box and Octavia owners can find a complimentary ice scraper tucked away in the door of the fuel cap! How’s that for a hidden gem - we think all cars should have them.
‘Sko’ good that the Skoda has made it onto our list twice, thanks to the Superb model’s hidden surprise. In fact, we think other manufacturers have a thing or two to learn from the Skoda crew. This time they surprise us with a very handy umbrella that can be found within a holder inside the car door - what a great idea.
There’s something fishy going on in the Vauxhall Corsa, where eagle-eyed owners will find a toothy friend in the form of a shark hidden in various places, like on the side of the glove box (pictured). Vauxhall legend has it that one of the design team was dared to hide something in the car that would make it through to production and it seems like he or she succeeded!
So it seems that incy wincy spider likes to get about, as the Volvo XC90 also plays host to a little eight-legged surprise too. Fear not though, this cheeky chappy is simply there to keep the kids entertained. He can be found underneath the lid of the storage bin, googly-eyed and grinning on his web. Cute.